NBA Playoffs: Finals Special

The 2017 Finals will be the first time that the same two teams will meet together for three years in a row.  Thus far in the playoffs, the Warriors are 12-0, sweeping the Trail Blazers, Jazz, and Spurs.  The Cavaliers are 12-1 in three rounds, sweeping the Pacers, Raptors, and then losing only one game…

NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals

We are down to four teams in the NBA with just two series left!  The Warriors have had an outstanding 2017 Playoffs, sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz.  The Spurs knocked off the Grizzlies and the Rockets both in six games.  As of today, John Wall  leads all scorers in the playoffs with…

NBA Playoffs: Second Round

We are now down to eight teams and have now advanced to the second round of the Playoffs.  There were only two sweeps in the first round, Cleveland beating Paul George and the Pacers in four, and finally Golden State beating Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers.  The streak also continues as LeBron has never…

NBA Playoffs: First Round

The Playoffs have arrived!  Sixteen teams will battle each other for the NBA Championship starting on June 1st.  The best record in the league belonged to the Warriors (67-15) and the Celtics ended up clinching the #1 seed in the East (53-29).  Russell Westbrook broke the NBA Most Triple-Doubles in a season with 42, beating…

2016-17 NBA Season: 2/3 Finished

With the annual NBA Trade Deadline under twenty-four hours away, many teams are exploring options with their players and still figuring out if the earth is flat.  The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are leading their respective conferences, but not by as much as you would think.  The Celtics are just three games behind…

2016-17 NBA Season: 1/3 Finished

We are a third of the way through the NBA season and it has been a wild one!  The annual NBA All-Star Game is on Sunday February 19, 2017 in New Orleans.  No surprise, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers both lead their respective conferences.  A factor that I mentioned in the NBA Olympic…

Craig Sager: Forever Missed

Craig Sager was born in 1951 in a small town in Illinois.  When he went off to college, he went to Northwestern University and studied the art of speech.  While attending the school, he was the team’s mascot, Willie the Wildcat. Sager, more known for working at TNT, would mostly cover basketball, has also covered,…